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    The remanufactured ECM I installed 15 years ago...

    The remanufactured ECM I installed 15 years ago has now failed. Since it came with a lifetime warranty from O’Reilly Auto Parts, I installed another remanufactured ECM. The K-Test identified the...
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    Does the CEL stay on, when the ignition switch is...

    Does the CEL stay on, when the ignition switch is turned to ON (Position II)?
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    Yes, melted internal sensors happen, just not...

    Yes, melted internal sensors happen, just not that frequently.
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    madvladcivic, it's still the same storry. They...

    madvladcivic, it's still the same storry. They suffer from the same limitations; i.e. lack of splash lubrication (sealed bearings only last so long) and intense heat that fries the ICM and coil. ...
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    This should help: ...

    This should help:

    https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/cars-trucks/faq-how-troubleshoot-repair-maintain-hondas-selected-other-vehicles-46563-7.html#post1245523
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    Please start a new thread! Test all underhood...

    Please start a new thread!

    Test all underhood and underdash fuses with a test light or multimeter:
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    LSVTECAL, does your Check Engine Light stay on,...

    LSVTECAL, does your Check Engine Light stay on, when you turn the ignition switch to ON (Position II)? If so, perform the K-Test on the ECM:

    The K-Test: Remove the MAP Sensor connector and turn...
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    That's a likely possibility.

    That's a likely possibility.
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    The ECMs on Civics experience leaking capacitors,...

    The ECMs on Civics experience leaking capacitors, fried microprocessors, blown resistors, and a host of electron migration problems. I don't know how to troubleshoot and repair them. My...
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    Yes. If the CEL stays on, when the ignition...

    Yes.

    If the CEL stays on, when the ignition switch is turned to ON (Pos. II), then the problem is with the fuses, ECM, main relay, or ignition switch. Are you certain your main relay is good?
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    3y3Ba11, my bet is the ECM is bad. Run the...

    3y3Ba11, my bet is the ECM is bad. Run the K-Test below:

    The K-Test: Remove the MAP Sensor connector and turn the ignition switch to ON (not start). Using a multimeter, check for 5 volts going...
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    daredeezy619, read sections A and B in the link...

    daredeezy619, read sections A and B in the link below:

    https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/cars-trucks/faq-how-troubleshoot-repair-maintain-honda-civics-46563.html

    Hopefully, it will help you solve...
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    Read sections A and B in the linke below: ...

    Read sections A and B in the linke below:

    https://www.askmehelpdesk.com/cars-trucks/faq-how-troubleshoot-repair-maintain-honda-civics-46563.html


    Run the K-Test first. Then, try replacing the...
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    I don't really know--it's likely a combination of...

    I don't really know--it's likely a combination of a number of things you did. Good news, anyhow.
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    Turn the ignition key to II. The MAP Sensor is...

    Turn the ignition key to II. The MAP Sensor is in the middle of the firewall, right on top. It has a 3-P connector going to it. Very easy access. It has a vacuum hose coming out of the bottom of...
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    If you follow the procedure described in the FAQ...

    If you follow the procedure described in the FAQ section, it should help you get your Civic running again:
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    Don't give up, "Dawn is Coming." Hang in there! ...

    Don't give up, "Dawn is Coming." Hang in there! Never, never give up.!

    I know you have said you have spark and fuel. However, have you checked fuel pressure? Your fuel pump may be turning but...
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    I would check the main relay and various sensors,...

    I would check the main relay and various sensors, particularly the MAP sensor, CYL, CKP, and TDC. After the distributor was replaced, was the timing checked? Test the health of your ECM, by...
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    All I can say is WOW! That's one of the best...

    All I can say is WOW! That's one of the best deals I've ever seen. Did your old distributor fail the sensor tests? Your Civic should run now.
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    Answer these 3 basic diagnostic questions for me,...

    Answer these 3 basic diagnostic questions for me, in a 1-2-3 format:

    1. When you turn the ignition switch to ON (not START), does the Check Engine Light (CEL) come on and then go off after 2...
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    Awesome price. Did that include igniter and...

    Awesome price. Did that include igniter and coil? What did the distributor sensor tests reveal about your old distributor?
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    Good to hear the fuel pump does run. Did you...

    Good to hear the fuel pump does run. Did you test the various distributor sensors?

    Have you checked for any codes, since you installed the new ECM? Reset the ECM and try cranking the starter for...
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    Can you hear your fuel pump run?

    Can you hear your fuel pump run?
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    Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor and TDC Sensor...

    Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor and TDC Sensor are inside the distributor and totally inaccessible. Perform tests on outside 8P connector. If they test bad, best bet is to buy a new distributor...
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    Glad to hear you're still alive. Code 4...

    Glad to hear you're still alive. Code 4 indicates a problem with the Crankshaft Position (CKP) Sensor circuit. With the ignition switch OFF, disconnect the 8P connector from the TDC/CKP/CYP sensor....
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    latreche34, the CEL staying on means you have a...

    latreche34, the CEL staying on means you have a problem with the main relay, ignition switch, ECM, or a fuse. Your Civic won't start, as long as it stays on.
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    A couple minutes.

    A couple minutes.
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    I think it should work on "cheese-wedge shaped...

    I think it should work on "cheese-wedge shaped Civics."
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    You need to find the Service Check Connector,...

    You need to find the Service Check Connector, which should be located about 3 cm from the end of the dash, on the passenger's side. It's a 2P connector, which you jump with a paper clip, and is up...
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    Each fuse has two test points on top. If you...

    Each fuse has two test points on top. If you have a multimeter, turn the ignition ON, set your meter to DCV, and touch a lead to each test point. You will probably read around 12.5 volts. You are...
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    It's probably not the igniter or coil, then. ...

    It's probably not the igniter or coil, then.

    Have you taken a test light or multimeter and checked all under-dash and under-hood fuses?
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    Did you have a solid spark?

    Did you have a solid spark?
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    Easy. When you said that your Civic sparks,...

    Easy.

    When you said that your Civic sparks, what did you do to test for that?
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    Where do you live (England)?

    Where do you live (England)?
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    What you have told me is that your main relay,...

    What you have told me is that your main relay, fuel pump, and computer are operating normally. Therefore, I would focus on the igniter (most likely) and the coil, both of which are notorious for...
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    CEL should be the yellow light.

    CEL should be the yellow light.
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    Answer these 3 basic diagnostic questions for me:...

    Answer these 3 basic diagnostic questions for me:

    1. When you turn the ignition switch to ON (not START), does the Check Engine Light (CEL) come on and then go off after 2 seconds?

    2. When the...
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    As the author of the original posting, your...

    As the author of the original posting, your situation seems pretty different to me. Yes, you have a "crank but won't start" situation, but, from there, I don't see the similarities. You have spark...
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    The ECM grounds only through G101 on the...

    The ECM grounds only through G101 on the thermostat housing. Make sure it is perfecto! Cardone remanufactured ECMs are as good as or better than OEM ECMs. Heat and vibration "fries" ECMs over time...
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    I finally solved the problem, after 2-1/2 weeks...

    I finally solved the problem, after 2-1/2 weeks of working on the car. All of the above symptoms were caused by the ECM. The ECM uses the MAP Sensor (transducer) to control fuel delivery and ignition...
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    1993 Civic DX Won't Start.. . Need Help!

    1993 Honda Civic DX--122,000 miles

    Symptoms

    Engine cranks but will not start. The “Check Engine Light” (MIL) stays on, along with the oil and battery lights. When the service check connector...
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